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back to the tourist. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> and better find your umbrella the rest of the weekend. gwen tolbert is back with a final check of the forecast.  the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> we had a -- we had a fairly nice day today, temperatures outside were at seasonal and that is not bad at all. sent degrees at national airport; 64, gaithersburg and frederick and martinsburg. we have had a lot of action in the tropics. igor is a hurricane, category 1 and that is expected to intensify into a major hurricane and we anticipate that why i looks like they're taking a north-northwesterly turn and have to watch it closely. there are no watches or warnings and going to keep a close eye on it and look at true view. we're look at what is on our way. this is a line of wet weather associated with the fronta
chan lore michelle rhee stay or go? fox 5's john henrehan went looking for some answers. >> reporter: d.c.'s school chancellor michelle rhee has fired about 500 of the 4,200 educators who work in the d.c. public school system, her sweeping approach to school reform coming about because current mayor adrian fenty gave her broad authority to make change happen. >> she and i will decide how the schools will be run for the next 160 days. she and the democratic nominee will have to decide what their respective roles are for any days after january 2nd next year. >> reporter: many d.c. voters told pollsters although they liked the general increase in test scores, they didn't like rhee's top down style of management. will the presumed incoming mayor keep michelle rhee? >> we're not making any personnel decisions at all until after the general election, but i think it's important she and i begin these conversations now. >> reporter: the president of the washington teachers union expects vincent gray will consult with his group before deciding whether to keep chancellor rhee. >> the vote on the m
passengers could have used them to evade most of their fares. john henrehan explains how. >> reporter: every month that goes by, more and more people who ride metro rail and metro bus are using the transit system's smart trip card to pay for their ride. about 75% of rail riders now use smart trip cards and about 60% of bus riders use them. every single time customers use a smart trip card, they get a small discount on their trip and they get bigger discounts if they use a smart trip to transfer between bus and rail or transfer bus-to-bus. after the series of significant fare hikes earlier this year, metro's board decided to give passengers a break by cutting the costs of the computer chip smart trip cards from $5 to $2.50. the way the computerized faregate system is set up, people can enter and exit with a we have rebalance. the theory is that the customer will put more money on his or her card later. if smart trip cards drop in price to $2.50, passengers would be able to take long rush hour rail rides. some cost over $5 and they could just throw away the cheap smart trip card and be ahead o
plan. congressman jim moran will put one of the proposed solutions to the test and john henrehan is there. a live report. coming up in the next half hour. >>> an event billed as a discussion on the economy turns personal when president obama answers questions about his faith and views on abortion. we'll be right back. ♪ [ female announcer ] yoplait's real fruit and the goodness of dairy... gives you a little slice of happy. and happiness comes in 25 delicious flavors. explore them all. yoplait. it is so good. now the yoplait you love in a new four pack. try it today. my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor
building going up along i-395 in alexandria. john henrehan has the latest for the ropes for concern. >> reporter: if you ask a motorist to describe current rush hour traffic on 359 in virginia, here what you get. >> maybe 15, 20 miles per hour. ted situation if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time. how long you can listen to music or the radio. >> reporter: traffic on 395 is probably going to get appreciably worse onier from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandria. 6400 dod workers will be shifted here primarily from the office buildings in crit kris essential city which in a post- eleven world are deeming insufficiently hardened. unlike chris kal -- crystal city, the mark center will rely on a large degree on shuttle buses. jim madalyn murray o'hair decided to zest shuttle bus service from the franconia springfield metro station. because there is no hov exit at seminary road, the test shuttle bus had to use the regular slow lanes of traffic on i-395, a trip of 7 one miles. >> this took 50 minute
. john henrehan has a report. >> reporter: extra staff was on hand. at one point some mid-morning, we counted personnel on duty at 14 of this office's 17 customer windows. how was your experience? >> it was easy. wasn't bad. they were very helpful. i can't see any stress of them. >> reporter: how long did it take? >> about 10 minutes. >> reporter: the state's computer data storage unit in richmond was working as the office opened. one customer told us and the staffer confirmed the system went down for about five minutes before coming back up and resuming normal operation. >> reporter: what transaction were you doing here? >> i was getting my new driver's license, having moved here there the uk. >> reporter: how was it? >> pretty good service. only had to wait about 0, 25 minutes. >> reporter: staff members think that now that people know the dmv's computers are working, the crush will come on friday and saturday. for now, the paperwork is flowing. 15-year-old xavier ryan walked out with his learner's permit. >> this means i'll be driving for nine months and then i will get my license
project over the past decade. tonight fox 5's john henrehan has the edge on making sure no dollar gets left behind. >> reporter: on paper the virginia department of transportation spends about $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. but a four month long audit of the agency by a team of cpas in richmond has discovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade vdot kept about 3 1/2% of its allocated money in a carryover account for the next year. by fy 2010 vdot was carrying over almost 32% of its allocated funds. >> the bottom line is that there's been money that's been sitting in accounts, that's been appropriated, authorized and has not been properly deployed. i'd say there's been money sitting in accounts while people have been sitting in traffic. >> reporter: governor bob mcdonnell has ordered his subordinates to come up with a plan within 45 days to spend down much of the money vdot has kept in reserve. northern virginia traffic projects are at the top of his priority
the system. fox 5's john henrehan explains. >> reporter: every month that goes by more and more people who ride metro rail and metrobus are using the transit system's smart trip cards to pay for their rides. about 75% of rail riders now use smart trip cards and about 60% of bus rides are use them. every single time customers use a smart trip card they get a small discount on their trip and they get bigger discounts if they use a smart trip to transfer between bus and rail or transfer bus to bus. after a series of significant fare hikes earlier this year, metro's board decided to give passengers a break by cutting the cost of the computer trip smart trip cards from $5 to 2.50. the way the computerized fare gate system is currently set up people can enter or exit the system with a zero balance on their smart trip card. the theory is the customer will put more money on his or her card later and the system will capture that money, but if smart trip cards drop in price to 2.50, passengers would be able to take long rush hour rail rides. some cost over $5. they could then throw away their cheap
incandescent light bulbs in 1975 closed forever today. fox 5's john henrehan has more on the disappointing decision to shut it down by ge. >> reporter: at a sprawling factory complex just south of winchester millions and millions of light bulbs have been manufactured. these are incandescent light bulbs, the kind invented by thomas edison and they've been made this this virginia factory for 35 years. edwar jackson used to make them. >> send -- edward jackson used to make them. >> send them down the line on the machine, the machine turns them around and puts the fill amounts into the -- filaments into the bulb and the light and welded the base into the bulb. >> reporter: he said it was a decent job with very good pay and benefits but the market for incandescent light bulbs is declining quickly partly because of the consumer preference for more efficient lighting and partly because of international agreements that will phase out most old- fashioned bulbs in coming years. citing overcapacity, rising costs and inefficiencies, ge decided to close its winchester light bulb factory forever. thursd
could cheat john henrehan explains. >> reporter: every month that goes by bi, mow and more people would ride metrorail and metrobus are using the transit system's smart trip cards to pay for their rides. about 75% of rail riders now use smart trip cards and about 60% of bus riders use them. every single time customers use a smart trip card, they got i small discount on their trip and they get bigger did i counts if they use smart trip to trance ferreira from bus to rail or transfer bus to bus. metro's board decided to give passengers a break by cutting the cost of the computer chip smart trip cards from $5 to $2.50. the way the computerized fare gate system is currently set up, people can enter or exit the system with a zero balance on their smart trip card. the theory is the customer will put more money on his or her card and the passenger will do that. they could throw away the cheap heart trip card and be ahead of the game. metro officials estimate that could cost the transit system a million dollars a some in lost revenue. for the time being, the smart trip card price remains at $5
. on john henrehan has the edge on how the governor wants to make sure it gets spent. >> reporter: the virginia department of transportation spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. a four monthlong audit by the agency discovered hundreds in millions of dollars in inspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade, v-dot kept 3 1/2% of the allocated money in a carryover account for the next year and by fy 2010, v-dot was carrying 32% of the allocated funds. >> the bottom line is that there has been money that is in accounts. >> reporter: the governor ordered his subordinates to come up with a plan in 45 days to spend down the money. northern virginia projects are at the top of the list. >> i want to get the hotlines on 95 built as as soon as possible and we're trying to do what we can to resolve the lawsuits to get that done and there is no sense. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge to occoquan itself. that is a top priority. >> reporter: another priority? expanding i-66 outside of the
: d.c. ps administrators say before anyone is allowed to. so far, say school administrate 0. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> the president's worst strategy in afghanistan is under scrutiny foasmdz. >>> now two young men are making serious al fore. >>> the supreme court is stepping in to spare the life of a woman said to be executed tomorrow in virginia. we're back. building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> she could become the first woman put to death in virginia in nearly a century. the u.s. supreme court refused to block the execution of theresa lewis. the 41-year-old was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in 2002.
one year from now. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> still ahead on the news edge, taking you behind the scenes of "american idol"'s new judges as season 10 kicks off up in jersey city. we're back. my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. >> "american idol" on the wood road in new jersey. the debut of the idol's newest judges, steven tyler and jennifer lopez. more than 100 contestants made the cut from the thousands who originally tried out there. two from our area. sherri ly w
children's hospital ism coulding to d.c. john henrehan has details on that. >> reporter: work crews are putting the finishing touches on a new front center of what used to be called greater southeast community hospital. inside i.t. is checking supplies and procedures and rehearsing for patients. >> this will be children's hospital, which waits the other one, got an $11 million grant to open a second building on the pge line. and now this is a specialty in said sin. >> because children are different. we medicate them different by drugs. it's all by wait. their bones and bodies are different. they're very resilient. >> reporter: and sometimes that caughts children to be monitoring. there are a large number of pediatric asthma patients in d.c. there is a whole area dedicated to asthma patients with chairs because they do better to sit down and a tv screen. >>> her here to provide service and if they -- we're here to provide service and that's why we're here. >> reporter: the second pediatric hospital opens this week. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> we're following breaking news out of g
slated for transportation projects over the past decade. john henrehan with more details on how governor mcdonnell is making sure no dollar gets left behind. >> reporter: on paper, the virginia department of transportation spends about $3.3 bill wrong a leer constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. but a four-month long audit of the agency by a team of cpas in richmond has discovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade, v-d.o.t. kept about 3.5% of its allocated money in a carryover account for the next year. by fy 2010, v-d.o.t. was carrying over almost 32% of its allocated funds. >> there has been money sitting in accounts and has not been proper le delloyd. i would say there has been money sitting in accounts while people have been sitting in traffic. >> reporter: governor mcdonnell has ordered them to spend down much of the money they have kept in reserve. >> i want to get the hot lanes on 95 built as soon as possible. we are trying to do everything we can to resolve this lawsuit and ge
of the city's public schools. fox5's john henrehan takes a closer look at the program. >> reporter: the overwhelming majority of kids at birdville elementary school in northeast a brown bag lunchto have a hot from home, and the kids are big on the food they're getting this year in the cafeteria. two 5th graders told us their favorites from the menu. >> corn bread, string beans, mashed potatoes. >> reporter: unlike previous years when the food was frozen, the food is cooked fresh at a nearby middle school and it's kept warm and served by staff members from the d.c. central kitchen, a nonprofit agency. >> we help people who want to change their life. some of them are ex-offenders and they come to us to try to change their lives, and that's who we get employed into the program. >> reporter: 53-year-old nathan desatto who works 5 days a week at the elementary school was homeless two years ago. >> i had to pick myself up and get started somewhere, and i arrived at d.c. central kitchen after hearing about it again, and it just has set me on a path now that i've been really going forward
school year. education is one of the biggest issues in the mayor race. john henrehan has the story. >> reporter: five years ago the washington lawyers committee for civil rights releasing a scathing report on the schools that reminding us that the army corp of engineers had assessed 70% of the school buildings as being in poor physical condition. and yes, for several years after that, the city was spending nothing on capital expenditures for schools. adrian fenty made improving education the centerpiece of his first run for mayor and the city council allowed michelle rhee to be hired with sweeping powers. so they have decided to revisit, and this time discovering improvements are dramatic and unprecedented. >> there are improvements in most of the areas that we looked at, including funding, test scores, teachers' compensation, facility modernization, special education. >> reporter: mayor fenty has said to keep him in charge. >> this is another great independent report showing that the work of chancellor rhee have tough decisions that are not politically popular are paying off in th
and john henrehan talked to workers on the factory and with more on the disappointing decision to shut it down. >> general electric has been in the manufacturing didn't make a cut. >> reporter: they have been here in this factory for 35 years. edward jackson used to make them. >> and the machine turns around and puts them into the bulb and shot the white off into the bulbs and that also welded the base cap. >> reporter: jackson said it was a good job with descent pay and good benefits. the market for incan dessent lightbulbs is declining quickly, partly because of consumer preference for more efficient lighting and from international agreements phasing them out in coming years and citing over capacity, rising costs and inefficiencies, ge decided to close the win chester lightbulb factory forever. thursday was the last day of production and locals don't like the company's decision. >> it's a shame. the community needs the job and people are without jobs. >> seems like everything is going to china or other countries and they selling out our country, really. >> reporter: the president of
on many mines. that is while schools chancellor michelle rhee stay or go? john henrehan went looking for the answer. >> reporter: d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee has fired about 500 of the 4200 educators who work in the d.c. public school system. her sweeping approach to school reform came about because current mayor adrian fenty gave her broad authority to make change happen. >> she and i will decide how the schools will be run for the next 106 days. she and the kneltic nominee will have to decide what their respective roles are for any days after january #nd next year. >> reporter: many d.c. voter told pollsters although they like the general cinemas inyankees it toast scores, they didn't like the top-down style of management. will the voomed incoming mayor keep michelle rhee. >> we won't make any personnel decisions at all until after the general election. i think it is important that she and i begin these conversations now. >> reporter: the president of washington teachers union expects vincent gray will consult with his group before dec
with hopes of meeting emam. john henrehan has the story. >> reporter: among the hundreds of tourists visiting in front of the white house on a saturday morning, a rather small group of protestors assembled. four people carrying signs. andrew meacham was carrying a paper back copy of the koran and anti-abortion protestor randall terry believes parts of the koran are hateful and dangerous to nonmuslims. >> the punishment of those who engage against war with ala that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and feet should be cut off on opposite sides. >> we are sawing mohammed is a false prophet, and that is a capital offense and it calls for us to be crucified according to koranic law. >> reporter: the protestors tore out a half dozen pages from the koran. they carefully tucked the page news a plastic bag so no one could be accused of littering. police kept watch on the small demonstration and did not disturb it in any way. some tourists stopped only for a moment and went on about sightseeing. others did stand and watch, some in agreement with the anti- koran protest. >> anybody has
residents. our john henrehan has more details on whether there is a cantser cluster around fort detrick. >> reporter: there has been biological and chemical research at fort detrick since 1943. bill has farmed the land around here for more than 50 twreers. he remembers a kid seeing items spreading across the farm fields from helicopters, planes and small blimps hovering over the army post. >> it was like a confetti, new york, coming down, came out over the field. our field was right beside area b. we had seven farms around that area. and that stuff was spread and it came out all over us. >> reporter: at the final says bill krantz, the safety officer assured them that what was coming down was safe. many family members have come down with cancer and now they wonder whether the government research may rob the cause. a group is gathering other anecdotal evidence especially from the clover hill neighborhood which borders on fort detrick. >> they talk about when they were kids army jeeps coming up and asking that the children be kept inside because they were going to spray some harmless chemi
and education is one of the biggest issues in the mayoral race. john henrehan has the story. >> reporter: five years ago, the washington lawyers committee for civil rights releaseed a scathing report on the schools that reminded readers that the army corps of engineers had in 1998 assessed an astounding 70% of school buildings in the city as being in poor physical condition. and yet, for several years after that, the city was spending nothing on capital expenditures for schools. adrian fenty made improving education the center piece of his first run for mayor four years ago and in 2007, the city council allowed the mayor to hire michelle rhee has chancellor with sweeping reform powers. so the lawyers committee has decided to revisit school achievement, this time discovering improvements are, quote, dramatic and unprecedented. >> dcps has shown improvements in most of the areas we looked at including funding, test scores, teachers compensation, facility modernization, special education. >> reporter: mayor fenty is asking democratic voters to keep him in charge of the city's education system. >>
washington. he sat quietly in the courtroom during the testimony. john henrehan, fox 5 news. from >> the victim will take the stand again in the morning. she is expected to describe the attack. the defense claims prosecutors have the wrong man. the prosecution says dna evidence links gee to the crime. >>> quick warning tonight before you donate any money to the waldorf volunteer fire department. the charles county sheriff's office says scammers posing as members of the fire department are going door to door collecting money. it's important because the fire department says it solicits donations by mail, not in person. if you think you're a victim of the scam, the charles county sheriff's office would like to hear from you. >>> new tonight dozens of loudon county residents are speaking out about a proposed ban of religious holiday displays on the county courthouse grounds. last year the county board decided to allow up to 10 groups to install displays on the grounds at a time, but a resident led commission said the new policy has create an unmanageable situation. -- created an unman
a test ride to see the traffic situation for himself today. fox 5's john henrehan with the reason for the concern. >> reporter: if you ask a motorist to describe current rush hour traffic on interstate 395 in virginia, here's what you get. >> maybe 15, 20 miles per hour. >> bad situation. if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time, i mean how long you can listen to music or how long you can listen to radio? >> reporter: well, traffic on 395 is probably going to get appreciably worse one year from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandria. 6,400d.o.d. workers will be shifted here primarily from the office buildings in crystal city which in a post 9/11 world are deemed insufficiently hardened in the event an attempted terrorist attack. the new buildings are being constructed to modern security standards, bunt like crystal city which has a -- but unlike crystal city which has a metro stop, west alexandria will rely on shuttle buses to a large degree. congressman jim moran decided to test the shuttle bus
contamination from the fort is to blame. fox 5's john henrehan takes a closer look tonight. >> reporter: the u.s. army has conducted biological and chemical warfare research at ft. detrick, maryland since 1943. bill can't has farmed the land around -- bill crantz has farmed the land around ft. detrick more than 50 years and he remembers seeing helicopters, blimps and small planes hovering over the army post. >> it's like confetti new york coming down right over the fields. we had seven farms around that area and that stuff was spread high and it came out all over us. >> reporter: at the time says farmer bill crantz the safety officer at ft. detrick a sured his family what was coming down over -- assured his family what was coming down over his field, crops and farm and family was safe. now many in his family have come down with cancer. a group called the christian renee foundation is gathering other anecdotal evidence especially from clove hill neighborhood which borders on ft. detrick. >> they talk about when they were kids army jeeps coming up and asking that the children be kept inside. it
. that is coming up at 5:30. john. >>> this is john henrehan live at the dmv office at tyson's corner, the state computers are working and how are state employees coping with the crowds? we'll have a live report in this broadcast, ladies. >>> thank you, john. a reminder to tune in for all the action here tomorrow morning. the bp mayor fenty and vince gray will debate the issues and they'll answer your questions. go to www.myfoxdc.com to tell us the issues you want addressed and tune in for that live debate here tomorrow at 9 a.m. keep it here. fox 5 news at 5 is just getting started. >> our coverage of hurricane earl continues. new york's long island is full of vacationers and, so far, the city has not issued any evacuation warnings. the power company there has crews on standby and the red cross is 50 shelters to accommodate up to 15,000 people if necessary. further north cape cod is under a hurricane warning and they're not abandoning plans for the weekend and authorities are concerned the residents are not taking the storm seriously enough. the governor of massachusetts said it's too early to
17 times while trying to sexually salher. the victim took the stand today and john henrehan was in the courtroom with the latest. john? >> reporter: that neighborhood in capitol hill was in an uproar for a long time. basically because it took quite awhile, months for the suspect to -- a suspect to be arrested. the rile began today. the first responding police officer who came to a rowhouse on 14th street in southeast washington in the first few minutes of october 7th, 2008, found a young woman, quote, many visible stab wounds on her upper chest, middle chest and with blood coming out of her sides and abdomen. the neighbor julie schofield who helped -- held the hand of the bleeding victim told the jury she asked me am i going to die? schofield testified her answer was no, basically, to comfort the young woman. and the victim took the stand in the late afternoon. now a give-year-old woman, she told jurors she moved in a few days before the attack. the woman recalled being awakened by a nose and seeing -- noise and seeing the figure come down the stairs to her basement pardon m
they have a challenge dealing with the back log. john henrehan brings us details. >> reporter: extra staff was at the dmv office in tysons corner. at one point mid-morning we counted personnel on duty at 14 of this offices 17 customer windows. >> how was your experience? >> he see. not bad p. they were helpful. >> reporter: how long did it take. >> about ten minutes. >> reporter: the computer data storage unit in richmond was working as the office opened. one customer told us and a staffer confirmed the system went down for about five minutes before coming back up and resuming normal operation. >> reporter: what transaction were you doing? >> getting my new driver's license having moved from the uk. >> reporter: how was it? >> pretty good service. only waited about 25 minutes. >> reporter: staff members told us off camera they think now that people know the dmv's computers are working, the crush of papers will come friday and saturday. extra staff is being scheduled on both days. for now, the paperwork is flowing. 15-year-old xavier ryan walked out with his learner's permit. >> i will be d
for one more year. the chancellor was not enthusiastic about that plan. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> it is 7:19 right now and coming up next on fox 5 morning news, an arrest is made in the mugging near the university of maryland campus. how this surveillance tape may lead to more arrests. >>> and misidentified grave sites at arlington cemetery. up next, one family makes a tough decision into and a taste of the greek culture available in the district this weekend. we'll check in with holly coming up in a few minutes too. back after this. >>> police have arrested one man. they are searching for more suspects accused of terrorizing neighborhoods around the university of maryland. bernard shaw has been held without bond. police say on august 8th he and others approached victims. the remaining suspects have been spotted at surveillance at 7-eleven stores. they are considered armed and dangerous. >>> new details from the army that three burial sites last month had the wrong remains. this is an investigation after bookkeeping problems. an ohio family came to washington this week to mak
, will school chancellor michelle rhee stay on or will she go? john henrehan is live with the answer. >> reporter: there is no short answer to the rhee question which we put to fenty, vincent gray, the head of the teacher's union, councilman tommy lists who has an intriguing compromise proposal and finally, we caught up with michelle rhee herself. d.c. school's chancellor michelle rhee has fired 500 of the 4200 educators who work at the d.c. public school system. her sweeping approach to school reform came about because current mayor fenty gave her broad authority to make change happen. >> she and i will decide how the schools will be run for the next 106 days. and she and the democratic nominee will have to decide what their respective rolls are for any days after january 2nd next year. >> reporter: many d.c. voters told pollsters, although they like the general increase in test scores, they didn't look rhe, a topdown style of medicine. will she keep michelle rhee? we're not going to keep personnel decisions but i think it's important we we're gyp the cover sayings now. >> reporter:
faced her attacker as she took the stand to recall the horrifying attack and john henrehan has more now from the testimony. >> reporter: behind me is the evidence van for evident used at trials here at d.c. superior court. the officers brought a blood- stained t-shirt upstairs to courtroom 313 where the woman wearing it nearly two years ago, described the horrifying attack that she suffered. paramedics responding to the stabbing at 548 49th street in southeast washington told the victim that she lost so much blood her veins were too flat to start an intrahave anous injection of fluids. the now-25-year-old woman told the jury when she saw a knife in the hand of the man who came down to her basement pardon me, she said oh, please, no. without a word, she said, the man started stabbing her in the chest and in her stomach. she tried to get away and stumbled. the victim testified her assailant stabbed her in the back, the arms and the back of her legs and during her testimony, the woman barely looked at the accused who listened intently and sometimes shook his head. at one point, the victim
the senate here. laura? >> and they're in dire straight straits in california. thank you, john henrehan. >>> still ahead on fox 5 news at five, republicans unveil their pledge to america. how the gop plans to regain -- the bill for congress if they win. >>> and protecting student athletes, the doctors on the hill today warning congress of the risk of concussion. >>> are you paying too much for your power? you might be if you haven't shopped around. coming up on fox 5, we'll show you how to do it. >>> >>> another hot one out there today. first day of fall. didn't feel like it at all. are we going to have fall weather coming this weekend? a first look at the forecast is coming up. stay with us, fox 5 news at 5 continues.  n right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition
as life threatening. john henrehan, fox5 fox5 news. >>> dallas police chief making changes after officers are caught on camera beating up a suspect. andrew cullins was beaten by two officers with batons and fists. three officers had contact with the victim while on the ground. the chief is getting rid of one of the officers and shifting positions which will mean more experienced officers on the streets. >> what that means is, we'll have experienced managers and upper level managers in control during peak hours while young officers are working and i think that's important so that we can continue to move forward as an organization preventing any incident like this from occurring in the future. >> meanwhile, an internal investigation on the beating is still underway. >>> a stunning confession from a woman who gained worldwide sympathy when she claimed her face was badly burned during an acid attack. now she's admitting to washington state police that she faked the whole thing, even fooling her own mother with the story. we have more on this acid hoax. >> reporter: she appeared in front of th
. >> thousands of book lovers gathered on the national mall today. as john henrehan reports, part of the book festival is now devoted to distributing what media downloads. >> with the thousands of people attending the national book mall in washington, they meeting and gathering autographs from the authors. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: hearing the authors and poets read their work. >> each actor's face -- . >> and. >> reporter: and perusing the actual books for sea. >> i love reading, my mom's a librarian. >> reporter: what about the electronic tablets? >> it's not the same and i think classic books will never go out of style. >> reporter: maybe, maybe not, you know and this year, the overdrive company brought the book mobile to remind people that many of the nation's public libraries are offering free electronic downloads of books and other media and these twin fifth graders were astonished to learn that marvelcommics are electronically available. >> it made me excited to finally see something made like this. i have never seen it before. >> some libraries offer free electronic downloads of
stunt. they tore some pages from a q'uran on the sidewalk in front of the white house and as fox 5s john henrehan supports, the demonstration was so small, many tourists missed it. >> obviously, we're having difficulty with that story. we'll try to get to that story soon. >>> and they're normally a delicacy, but not exactly when they look like this and take a look. giant snails going up to eight inches long. someone tried to smuggle them through dallas and -- dulles. see how and where officials found them. >> makes my skin scrawl crawl. >>> and look at what is on our doorstep. rainfall, much needed rainfall and we have been in a real drought situation. it's associated with a frontal system. the question is how much will we get and how long will it stick around? the details in the full forecast and we'll be back with more after it the break. ceusmed after four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspend
a skeptical lawmaker is testing one possible solution and john henrehan is live with the latest on that. >> reporter: i'm in the west end of alexandria. 6400 jobs are coming here to the marc center. two big d.o.d. buildings, one 17 stories and one 15 stories and there is no metro here. and they are here and almost done. they are opening in a year. this morning you decided to test the shuttle run to this location. how long did it take? >> it took 50 minutes. >> 5-0? >> yes. it's now 9:00 and if we left an hour earlier, we would probably be an hour. so add to that the commuters getting to the metro station itself. if they live nearby it's only half an hour. most likely another hour. so i think that's just too much time to commute. hopefully it would be less time in the evening but not necessarily. so that's a substantial part of everybody's day that's going into commuting and it's not just the people working here. when we add another 4,000 vehicles to 395, it's going to effect tens of thousands of people that reply upon 395 to get into work inside the beltway. this is just inside the belt
planned. and that is the latest here. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and there were hiccups today. john henrehan continues our live team coverage from the newsroom with that. >> reporter: after seeing sherry's report, it's not as bad. the people hired to run polling places, some are new also and we did not fine the widespread breakdown but there were issues. there were tons of volunteers outside in clinton, immediate. 18 machines were supposed to be available for superior courts at this busy precinct but as polls opened in the morning, a third of the machines were not operational. once a technician arrived, four of the 6 downed machines were put into service within an hour and the other two machines were in service in three hours and because there were so many voting booths to start, officials believe no one was turned away and by early afternoon, all 18 machines were operational in clinton. this mortgage banker had a different voting problem at woodmore elementary school in the morning. >> and i noticed it did not take my tate's attorney is vote ballot or what i cast as a vote and so i
, there have been no problems with the workers from d.c.'s central kitchen. john henrehan fox 5 news. >> thank you very much. >>> we still have a lot more this morning on fox 5 morning news. let's check in with matt ackland. >> reporter: six months after health care reform was passed, finally, americans across the country are seeing the benefits. a live report from capitol hill coming up. nttd emea b >>> we'll take a look outside from our tower cam. it is thursday morning, september 23rd. we do have a reminder that we are helping to raise money for children's hospital along with our partners at mix 107.3. they are holding their radiothon for children's national medical center. we'll be checking in with tony perkins who will be down there. you can call now or can you go online and the keyword is kids. we'll check in with tony in just a moment. >> he should be happy. he think he will be probably inside but it will be a hot one if he is not and for anybody that is not inside. >> certainly later this afternoon, we'll be checking temperatures in the 9
two and john henrehan has more in the newsroom. >> reporter: incumbent mayor fenty and his best-known challenger vincent gray were grilled and got testy with each other at a forum in georgetown. >> reporter: smiled and embraced as they crossed paths at kto -- wto radio. they were interviewed separately. on an accusation put forth that someone promised to pay for jobs if he would cast a early vote for the mayor. this is what vince gray had to say. >> there is evidence despite the denials for the spokesman of the mayor's campaign, there is evidence this man went down and registered that day and voted that day. >> reporter: vincent gray is calling for an fbi investigation. mayor fenty dismissed the still- unproven story as a last-minute tactic. >> one driver unnamed may have set if it's if you come to vote with me, you may have a job. that person didn't have authority to offer. >> reporter: a significant issue is mayor fenty's allegedly, sometimes dismissive treatment of both the citizenry and the city council. >> finally, you turned over the baseball tickets. in retrospect, wasn
processing driver's licenses, but now workers face a new challenge, dealing with the backlog. fox 5's john henrehan reports. >> reporter: extra staff was on hand at the dmv office on gallows road in tyson's corner. at one point in midmorning we counted personnel on duty at 14 of this office's 17 customer windows. how was your experience? >> it was easy. it wasn't bad, nope, and they helped me. they were very helpful. i can't see any stress of them. >> reporter: how long did it take? >> about 10 minutes. >> reporter: the state's computer data storage unit in richmond was working when the office opened, although one customer told us and a staffer confirmed the system was down about five minutes before coming back up resuming normal operation. whatting from were you doing? >> getting my new driver's license having come from the uk. >> reporter: how was it? >> it was actually pretty good service, only had to wait about 20, 25 minutes. >> reporter: staff members told us off camera they think now that people know the dmv's computers are working, the crush of customers with backlogged paperwork w
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